Other Food Programs

Beth-El Center - Soup Kitchen
90 New Haven Avenue
Milford, CT 06460
203-876-0747
Beth-El Center provides a nutritious hot lunch meal weekday and some weekends from 11:30am to 1:00pm. Additional meals and/or changes in the schedule are posted in the kitchen. Bagged meals-to-go operates Monday through Friday 5-6pm only on the days when there's no local church dinner provided.

CT Department of Social Services
Bridgeport Field Office
925 Housatonic Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06606-5700
1-855-6-CONNECT (1-855-626-6632)

New Haven Field Office
50 Humphrey Street, New Haven CT, 06513-2905
https://portal.ct.gov/DSS/Services/Food-and-Nutrition

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as Food Stamps, helps eligible individuals and families afford the cost of food at supermarkets, grocery stores and farmers’ markets.

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans, including elderly people, by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance at no cost. It provides food and administrative funds to States to supplement the diets of these groups.

Farmers Markets and EBT/SNAP
Many Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands throughout Connecticut now can accept EBT/SNAP (Formerly known as Food Stamps). This means you will once again be able to buy locally grown fruits and vegetables that arrive more quickly and fresher than those transported long distances from other states and countries. Simply bring your EBT card to the table with the sign that says "SNAP/EBT accepted here" at participating Farmers' Markets and Farm Stands. The Market Master will swipe your card for the amount that you want and give you Market Tokens that can be used at all the stands at that market.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

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